Alina Simone
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Reviews // 4 Articles
//Features

Alina Simone's Indie Rock World Comes Alive in 'You Must Go and Win'
28 Jul 2011 // 5:00 PM

Ukrainian-born musician Alina Simone traces her bizarre journey through the indie rock world, from disastrous Craigslist auditions with sketchy producers to catching fleas in a Williamsburg sublet. She begins her tale in a strange place called Kharkov.

Translating Sacred Texts: An Interview with Alina Simone
4 Mar 2009 // 3:00 PM

Alina Simone's interpretive covers of Soviet cult legend Yanka Dyagileva's songs have helped preserve the memory and music of the last Russian punk poet -- and sparked debates about cultural ownership and authenticity.

//Reviews

Madonna Isn’t That Interesting, But Alina Simone Is
23 Mar 2016 // 3:30 AM

Madonnaland is not the end-cap of Simone's existential musings; it's an intense jewel in the already sparkly crown of a consistently perceptive critic.

Alina Simone: Make Your Own Danger
20 Jun 2011 // 5:00 PM

With this third record, Alina Simone seems to have hit her stride by setting off on a new musical path.

//Mixed media
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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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